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Reader’s Ride: Chris Guit’s Tamiya Sand Scorcher

This week’s Reader’s Ride comes to us from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and appears in the January issue of RC Car Action, where we said… This Sand Scorcher re-release was given to Chris by his wife as a Christmas gift (what an awesome wife — take note, ladies). He upgraded it with a set of aluminum [...]

Nov 27, 2013 Comments
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LRP America Opens Doors

Congrats to LRP on opening LRP America. LRP is best known in the US for power systems, nitro engines, and chargers, but offers a much wider line in Europe, including RTR vehicles. With LRP America now up and running, expect to see a lot more new products from the “Blue is Better” brand. Official press [...]

Nov 27, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Build, Part 4

OK, back at the bench. After skipping ahead to the transmission for Part 3, I’m paging back through the manual to the driveshafts. You can click the pages and pictures to enlarge…   The Wraith’s shafts are telescoping plastic units with curvalinear splines and machined steel CV-style joints. The plastic rings slip over the “bell” [...]

Nov 26, 2013 Comments
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Traxxas Brings Titan 550 power to Stampede 4X4

Traxxas popular Stampede 4X4 will soon be available in a brushed version that trims about $120 from the price of the brushless “VXL” model while preserving most of the features that made the Stampede 4X4 our “Truck of the Year” choice in 2011. The power system is Traxxas’ stalwart XL-5 speed control/Titan 550 motor combo, [...]

Nov 25, 2013 Comments
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Helion Invictus Performance Test: August 2013

Thanks for visiting RC Car Action.com, Helion fans. Click on the images below to enlarge and read the Invictus review from our August issue. In addition to print subscriptions, RC Car Action is also available in Digital Edition format–click here for a preview!  

Nov 21, 2013 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces Racing Camp With Ty Tessmann

Don’t delay if you want to be part of Pro-Line’s four-day pro racing camp–only ten driver-and-mechanic teams will be accepted to the program, and the ten spots will be determined by application (follow the link below). Ty Tessmann is the star of the show along with his dad and mechanic Gord Tessmann, and Adam Drake [...]

Nov 21, 2013 Comments
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Barrel-Roll Jump With Full-Size Truck–Nails the Landing!

It’s not often that you see a full-size truck pull off an RC move, but TORC Pro 4X4 driver Adrian Cenni did just that in Mexico–watch the vid and see for yourself!     You may recall James Bond pulled off a similar move in “The Man With the Golden Gun”…in an AMC Hornet!

Nov 20, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Announces New 4-Pole SC 4X4 Motor: Sonic 544 Mach 2

Short-course 4X4s require a lot of muscle to get around a track quickly, a need Reedy engineers have met with this new mill: the Sonic 544 Mach 2. The 4-pole powerplant trims weight and runs cooler thanks to optimum venting and an aluminum end cap, says Reedy, and it certainly looks the business. Full press [...]

Nov 19, 2013 Comments
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